Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Los Angeles Board Mulls Curriculum Change To Promote College Readiness

The Los Angeles Daily Breeze (4/18, Jones) reports that the Los Angeles Unified School District is considering a "sweeping change in curriculum" under which high school students "would have to take advanced courses such as algebra, physics and a foreign language and earn at least a C to graduate." The piece notes that the proposal "is part of an effort to make every LAUSD graduate meet the minimum standards for admission to the University of California and California State University systems. ... To help students meet those tough new standards, the district would shrink the graduation requirement from 230 to 170 units, making it optional to take any electives, such as health or technology classes."

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